Nitecore P18 1,800-Lumen Tactical Flashlight
Nitecore P18 1,800-Lumen Tactical Flashlight
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The Nitecore P18 is the smallest 1,800-lumen flashlight with rear thumb-switch activation on the market today. Measuring just over 4 inches long and weighing less than 4 ounces, it’s compact and super powerful Read More

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Paneos
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Oct 9, 2019
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> the smallest 1,800-lumen flashlight with rear thumb-switch activation on the market today The Lumintop FW3A would beg to differ. Its Turbo mode goes to 2,800-lumens, and it's only 3.64" long and 3.34oz including battery. Unless they mean specifically 1,800 lumens, no less, but no more....
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Oct 9, 2019
Alllitupagain
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Oct 11, 2019
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I knew this user name looked familiar. Thanks for the excellent review on it. https://www.bmengineer.com/2019/04/new-nitecore-p18.html

Oct 11, 2019
phoenixsong
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Oct 15, 2019
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Cool! Close-knit community :D
Oct 15, 2019
j.a.l
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Oct 9, 2019
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"...and hold at max output for a half hour. " I guarantee that this is either false or terrible wording. A flashlight this size running an XHP35 at 1800 lumen-output with no thermal regulation would quickly end up way too hot to hold and would be at risk of thermal-runaway. I don't know what the stepdown time on this light's driver is, but at this size, if max-output mode lasts more than a minute, I'd be very surprised, and wear gloves.
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Oct 9, 2019
bmengineer
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Oct 9, 2019
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Without any cooling, turbo step down is instant. On high, it stays steady for almost 10 minutes.
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Oct 9, 2019
LaserGuidedSock
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Oct 9, 2019
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I have one and it seems correct. Will turbo until it's too hot to hold
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Oct 9, 2019
Hatchetman
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Oct 9, 2019
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I'm interested in better understanding the switch. Is it that button that shows in the photos as I don't see a picture that shows the back end of the lamp? If so, what keeps it from turning on in the pocket?
Oct 9, 2019
bmengineer
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Oct 9, 2019
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Here's an image of the back of the light. There's no lockout, but it sits flush with the battery cap and has enough travel that its never activated in my pocket.
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Oct 9, 2019
chaosmagnet
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Oct 9, 2019
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The Nitecore page for this light is at https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/p18, including the manual. For me, particularly for a flashlight meant to be "tactical", details of the user interface are critically important. To summarize the UI from the manual, the tail switch turns it on and off in the last mode used. While on, half press the tail switch to cycle through ultralow - low - medium - high - turbo. "Half press and hold" to access turbo when the light is on. "Full press and hold" from off starts with the memorized mode and then goes to turbo. Direct access to ultralow is available using the tail switch and the side switch simultaneously. A full long press of the tail switch from accesses disco modes. This is a good price (Amazon is $20 higher in the US), and my experience with Nitecore has been very positive. But I don't care for the UI compared to (for example) a Surefire Stiletto with a momentary tail switch for maximum and a side switch that always starts in low mode (when so configured). Other examples come from the variety of Klarus lights with a main switch and paddle on the tail which allow for momentary or switched-on access to maximum and lowest modes with a single press (when so configured). On the other hand, the P18 has a lot more output than the Stiletto and carries bezel down, which I strongly prefer. For me, I'll pass on this one due to the UI.
Oct 9, 2019
PHDG
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Oct 24, 2019
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The Stiletto also does not have a replaceable battery.
Oct 24, 2019
chaosmagnet
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Oct 24, 2019
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Excellent point!
Oct 24, 2019
TiffanyPoodleslide
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Oct 9, 2019
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I don't see a charge CABLE listed. How we charge the battery up without a charging cable? Does this have a port for charging? Pretty important detail. We need info about this. I love my Nitecore EA45S. But the battery situation on that is easy, I don't need charging gear. I do want this flashlight as well. But I need a simple power solution, or it's not worth the cash.
Oct 9, 2019
bmengineer
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Oct 9, 2019
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There's no built in charging in the P18, you'll need a separate slot charger.
Oct 9, 2019
TronFnknBlow
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Oct 9, 2019
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Need a separate charger, but you can get some that will charge nearly any size of lithium or NiMH cell all the on the same charger. Whether that's worth it or not will depend on how many things you use rechargables for. I use one charger with 4 slots to charge up my AA & AAA NiMH cells, as well as 10440, 14500, 16340, and 18650 LiIons.
Oct 9, 2019
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